I've been having a nightmare with my computer recently - it was triggered by a bad installation of Zone Alarm and has since deteriorated until it won't even show the BIOS options screen.
Basically my Windows installation got corrupted (I was told that one or more registry files were missing). I knew that I had to re-install windows but when I booted from an XP CD it got about 5 minutes in, gave me another blue screen saying that there was a memory problem at a hex address and to restart my computer. When I re-started the computer it doesn'y show anything - just a black screen. If I leave it a couple of hours, I can get to the BIOS screen etc. but when I try to install windows again I get the same problem. Can anyone tell me what the problem is? I thought it might be the RAM (I upgraded last year), so I took out the new module and it worked - but only for a while. Now I'm getting exactly the same problem again.
If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate some help.